Getto, Marshall

Marshall Getto serves on the Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee.

Saving Medi-Cal

By Marshall Getto

When President Obama signed the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last year, there was great hope that California could begin making strides toward delivering health care to the 7-1/2 million people in our state who are uninsured.  There was hope that the quality in the health care delivery system would improve, costs would come under control, and physicians and pharmacists would be more accessible to the most vulnerable people in our state.  

However, last month, with the quiet approval of draconian cuts to the Medi-Cal program, the state and Federal governments have counteracted all of those goals and have made it more difficult to implement the Affordable Care Act in California.